What ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Cast Is Doing After the Series Finale Ends
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What ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Cast Is Doing After the Series Finale Ends


While we’re sad to say goodbye to The Vampire Diaries cast as our favorite Mystic Falls residents, many of the stars are moving onto other exciting projects after the series finale.

Don’t panic: While you won’t necessarily see Damon, Stefan, Caroline, and the rest of the crew again, lots of their real-life counterparts will be staying on our screens, big and small.

Here’s what The Vampire Diaries cast is up to when the show is all over.

Ian Somerhalder

The CW won’t be saying goodbye to Ian Somerhalder. Ian and his real-life wife Nikki Reed are staying at the network to produce the drama series Transience via their production company Rare Birds.

According to Deadline, in Transience “when consciousness transfers become legal in the near future, an ambitious young musician finally gets the kind of body and life that he wants.

“But the procedure has side effects, sending him down a dark rabbit hole where identity, memory and the past start to violently collide.”

Again Ian will bring his talents in front of and behind the camera to good use. He’s also producing and starring in the 2017 movie Time Framed.

However, don’t get too used to seeing him on screen. In an interview with Parade, Ian says, “In ten years, I’m probably going to be living on a ranch in Wyoming, and you’ll never hear from me again.”

Paul Wesley

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Paul Wesley is about to become a very, very busy man post-The Vampire Diaries. Unfortunately for those of us who love to stare at his beautiful face, most of it is behind the camera.

Paul is working on (count ‘em!) four producing projects for various networks, so get ready to set your DVR.

There’s Warner Bros.’s Confessions Of a Drug-Addicted High School Teacher; a Robert Redford-created ABC limited series called Pecos; a Fox series about a kidnapped Mexican girl sold into a sex trafficking ring called Finding Natalie; and Freeform series Shanghai Summer, about a group of young Americans living in China.

Nina Dobrev

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Nina Dobrev has gotten a head start on her film career after The Vampire Diaries with her several-season hiatus, and she’s hitting the big screen hard this year and next.

First up, she’ll play Hannah in 2017’s Crash Pad about a fling gone wrong, also starring Thomas Hayden Church and Christina Applegate.

Then she’ll take on a main role in the remake of Flatliners, also starring other huge young names like Diego Luna and Ellen Page, not to mention Kiefer Sutherland, who was in the original.

Finally, she has one more movie on the docket so far: 2018’s Departures, also starring Game of Thrones’s Maisie Williams.

Whew! This is one busy woman.

Kat Graham

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Everyone is highly anticipating Kat Graham’s portrayal of Jada Pinkett Smith in All Eyez on Me, the Tupac biopic, and she’s supposed to kill it on screen.

Of course, Kat is multi-talented, and she’s also hard at work in her music career. This month, she’s performing at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

Candice Accola King


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Candice Accola King could probably use a break. She gave birth to her adorable daughter Florence January 2016, and has been working on The Vampire Diaries since!

WIth her IMDb page showing no projects currently in production and her Instagram feed full of vacation photos, it looks like Candice is taking a much needed vacay from life on set.

Matt Davis

Happy Monday!!! From #TwoFurryBeasts

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Thankfully, our TV screens won’t be missing Matt Davis for long.

The CW clearly adores Matt, because he’s back on the network in a new pilot called Cult, playing a journalist/blogger who is investigating a series of disappearances and crimes related to a popular TV show,

Matt will also star in another pilot project, this time with ABC. He’ll play a cop in the drama Las Reinas.

Zach Roerig

New look. Thoughts?

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From the new look above, it seems Zach Roerig is adjusting to life not being clean-cut Matt Donovan.

Zach will be back on screen soon, Lea Thompson’s movie directorial debut, The Year of Spectacular Men, which will also star her daughters Madelyn Deutch and Zoey Deutch.

Michael Malarkey

just straight up havin the grooviest morning sesh yall

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Just like Enzo playing his guitar for Bonnie, Michael Malarkey is a musician, too. He just released a new single in January and is working on another album.

In the meantime, check his Facebook page, because he’s constantly on the road playing his music!

The Vampire Diaries Season 8 airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Check out more of Wetpaint’s coverage of The Vampire Diaries Season 8 below:

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